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Raúl receives Minister of Health and Medical Education of Iran

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received on February 15, His Excellency Seyed Hasán Ghazizadeh Hashemi, minister of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who delivered a message to the Cuban leader on behalf of the Iranian President, Hasán Rouhaní.

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The magic wand for rural schools?

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At this time, Cuba’s Ministry of Education is undertaking its third round of efforts to perfect the national school system, a process which, of course includes education in rural areas.

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The secret is in teacher training


WRITING about the achievements of education across the country, having barely traveled beyond the capital, can be challenging. As such we must take advantage of any opportunity to learn firsthand about what teachers are doing in other provinces and the distinctive features of their territories.

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Anniversary of historic literacy campaign celebrated


Fifty-five years ago, an army of teachers on a mission, led by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, won a great victory, defeating the ignorance suffered by the country’s people – reason enough to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the proclamation of Cuba as an illiteracy-free nation, yesterday December 22, now Educators Day.

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Cubans celebrate Educator’s day and triumph of the literacy campaign


Today, December 22, the main act commemorating the completion of the “National Literacy Campaign,” announced on this date in 1961, will be held at the emblematic Ciudad Escolar Libertad’s Pedagogical Scientific Complex.

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Cuban university students condemn subversive U.S. schemes

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On September 28, before the monument to Julio Antonio Mella, students from the University which bears his name in Santiago de Cuba, condemned maneuvers by the U.S. government, such as the World Learning program, which attempt to manipulate Cuban youth.

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Almost 10 million learn to read and write with Yo sí puedo


Cuba is helping people around the world to learn to read and write through the Yo sí puedo (Yes, I can) literacy method, with 9.8 million having benefited to date, reported Ena Elsa Velázquez, Cuban minister of Education, September 8, at the UNESCO headquarters in this city.

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The celebration begins!

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The smell of hot coffee is the first among many sensations she notes on this special day. The child faintly hears her parents moving about, opens her eyes and surprises her mother tiptoeing in to give her a kiss on the forehead. In the background she sees her “birthday” dress laid out, neatly ironed the night before. All at once, she’s on her feet. A hurricane of surprises awaits her, little does she know. Or perhaps she does.

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Toward improving Cuban universities

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Senior representatives of the Federation of University Students (FEU) and ministers of Higher Education and Public Health discussed transformations underway to university education, as well as pending initiatives, in a meeting of the organization’s National Council, held August 28.

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Cuban government sends condolences following attack in France


The agenda for the Association of Cuban Pedagogues (APC) for next year is likely to be a very busy one, given the significant number of both national and international events in the field, organized by members and educators from other parts of the world.